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Would you like to join a division? To join a division you will need to update your member account. Simply log in to your IPPA profile and click My Profile at the Top, and then the Custom tab. Update the fields on the right site to ensure you are enrolled in your current professional division(s). Click the box next to the Division name and click “Update.” (All IPPA Students are automatically enrolled in SIPPA, our student division).

IPPA is currently home to five divisions. Please read below to learn more about division activities, programming, and opportunities for IPPA members!

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  • Students Our student division, SIPPA, connects graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in positive psychology to each other, as well as to learning and mentorship opportunities. Contact SIPPA at
    • Mentoring Program - in person at Congress and year-round through IPPA Engage 
    • Student Speaker Series - student members practice presenting their work in a webinar
    • Newsletter - regular updates, opportunities, articles, book reviews and interviews 
  • Work & Organizations  A forum for academics, researchers, practitioners, and organizations to communicate and collaborate on positive psychology research and application in the organizational and institutional context. Contact the division at
    • Program session and business meeting at the 6th World Congress 
    • Digests and Dialogues Series - interviews that connect researchers and practitioners in conversation
    • Publication- Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice
    • Award- Exemplary Research to Practice Award
    • Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge
  • Positive Health & Wellness – A forum for researchers, clinicians, policy makers and others to advance the science and practice concerning optimal human health and the positive and protective biopsychosocial factors linked to it. Contact the division at
    • Program session and business meeting at the 6th World Congress
    • Educational webinars with leaders in the field 
    • Publication- Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-Being
    • Award- Contributions in Positive Health Award
    • Positive Health and Wellness Division virtual library of topical presentations
  • Positive Clinical Psychology – A forum for clinicians, academics, researchers and students to support and advance professional, ethical, effective, evidence-based and culturally responsive practice of positive psychology principles in clinical settings. Contact the division at
    • Program session and business meeting at the 6th World Congress 
    • Publication- Positive Clinical Psychology: An International Perspective
    • Award- George Vaillant Award 
    • Case Study Challenge- Developing Clinical Applications of Positive Psychology
    • Virtual Peer Consultation Groups 
    • Contribute to special issues of external journals 
    • Develop online tools and resources
  • Positive Education Division – A forum to bridge research and practice related to the application of positive psychology in formal and informal educational settings, and to facilitate collaboration with members from around the world.  The division will support activities related to curriculum, pedagogy, administration, support services, and education systems, with the goal of supporting the well-being, character, and resilience of students, staff, and educational communities as a whole. Contact the division at
    • Program session and business meeting at the 6th World Congress 
    • Award- Positive Educator Impact Award
    • Educational webinars with international experts and virtual conversation hours
    • Produce pre-conferences and sessions at regional conferences 

Frequently Asked Questions

IPPA Members, Associates, and Students with an active IPPA membership can participate in professional divisions in their field(s) of interest. IPPA Affiliates can subscribe to receive email updates about division activities. IPPA Students are automatically enrolled in SIPPA.

In order to change which divisions you are in, as well as other basic information for your profile, please visit your account portal. To do this:

1. Start by loggin in here: which uses the same username and password as used to log into the IPPA Engage portal.

2. Log into the account at this screen shown below.


3. From here, visit the top menu’s My Profile link, and the Custom tab. You will see this screen shown below.

Update your Division Preferences on the right side of this page. Note student members are automatically enrolled into SIPPA Division.

When complete tap the UPDATE blue button at the bottom. Any questions or problems please don’t hesitate to email us at for assistance!

It depends on the IPPA division. SIPPA was our first division to form when we first launched our association, and you can read more about their programs – including mentoring, a newsletter, regional representatives, and more – on the SIPPA website. The Work & Organizations Division recently sponsored programming at the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology and announced its first call for papers for their new publication: Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice.

IPPA Divisions rely heavily on volunteer support to create the programs that will best serve our mission and our community. If you are interested in getting involved with one of our existing divisions, please contact us online and we will share your interest with the most relevant individuals. Thank you for your support of IPPA!